Fantasy Player Projections

 
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Pos.PlayerProjection
QBMatt Cassel

Matt Cassel

175 pass yards, pass TD, 2 INTs

Cassel got knocked out of his Week 5 game against Baltimore with a head injury. Brady Quinn came in to replace him in the fourth quarter. If Cassel can play in Week 6, he faces a Bucs defense that ranks 32nd against the pass, allowing 345 passing yards per game.

QBBrady Quinn

Brady Quinn

160 pass yards, pass TD, 2 INTs

Quinn stepped in for Matt Cassel (head) in Week 5, and he completed all three of his pass attempts for 32 yards against Baltimore. Whoever starts in Week 6 faces the Bucs' league-worst passing defense.

RBJamaal Charles

Jamaal Charles

85 rush yards, rush TD, 3 rec, 35 rec yards

For the second time in three weeks, Charles rushed the ball 30 times in a game. His 140 rushing yards in Week 5 were among the league leaders, and despite the Buccaneers' top-five rushing defense, Charles remains a must-start in Week 6.

RBShaun Draughn

Shaun Draughn

35 rush yards, 2 rec, 25 rec yards

Draughn got 12 carries for 40 yards against Baltimore in Week 5, as he continues to serve as Jamaal Charles' primary backup, with Peyton Hillis (ankle) still sidelined. Draughn could be interesting in fantasy play if injury befalls Charles.

WRDwayne Bowe

Dwayne Bowe

6 rec, 95 yards, rec TD

Bowe caught six passes for 60 yards against Baltimore in Week 5, but he faces a much easier opponent in Week 6 at Tampa Bay. The Bucs' defense ranks last against the pass.

WRDexter McCluster

Dexter McCluster

3 rec, 35 yards

The Ravens shut out McCluster in Week 5, preventing him from making any catches. The Bucs' defense is a much easier opponent, but McCluster isn't consistent enough to trust in fantasy play.

TETony Moeaki

Tony Moeaki

2 rec, 15 yards

The third-year tight end didn't register a single catch against the Ravens in Week 5. He has been targeted only 18 times this season, and even though the Buccaneers aren't a good pass defense, fantasy owners should look elsewhere in Week 6.

KRyan Succop

Ryan Succop

2 PATs, FG

Succop made two field goals against the Ravens, but he didn't have any other scoring chances. The Chiefs' kicker has scored more than six fantasy points in just one game this season.

DEFENSE

2 INTs, 3 Sacks

The Chiefs surprised by holding the Ravens to nine total points in Week 5, which was their best effort of the season. Despite getting 11 sacks in the past three weeks, this unit is still a mediocre option in Week 6 against the Bucs, who are coming off a bye week.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBJosh Freeman

Josh Freeman

235 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, 2 INTs, 15 rush yards

Freeman came up one yard shy of 300 passing yards in his last outing, and now he goes up against a Chiefs club that has given up 10 passing touchdowns in five games. Even so, Freeman is a risky start in Week 6 because of his inconsistency.

RBDoug Martin

Doug Martin

55 rush yards, 5 rec, 45 rec yards, rec TD

The Chiefs are allowing more than 120 rushing yards per game, and the Bucs have had two weeks to prepare for this contest. Martin looks like a good RB2 in most formats, despite his last outing and LeGarrette Blount creeping up into his touches.

RBLeGarrette Blount

LeGarrette Blount

35 rush yards, rush TD

The third-year back had six carries for 17 yards and a touchdown in his last outing, but despite the goal-line carries, he doesn't do enough to warrant starting against the Chiefs.

WRVincent Jackson

Vincent Jackson

6 rec, 90 yards, rec TD

Jackson has a pair of 100-yard games and two touchdowns this season, and he'll face a Chiefs secondary that has given up 10 passing touchdowns this season. That bodes well for a receiver being targeted more than nine times per game.

WRMike Williams

Mike Williams

4 rec, 50 yards

The third-year wide receiver is coming off his best game of the season, when he caught four balls for 115 yards against Washington. Despite the output, he should only get fantasy consideration as a WR3 against the Chiefs in Week 6.

TEDallas Clark

Dallas Clark

3 rec, 25 yards

Clark caught three passes for 15 yards against Washington in Week 4. He averages about 27 receiving yards per game, which makes him a fantasy player to pass on in Week 6 against the Chiefs.

KConnor Barth

Connor Barth

3 PATs, 2 FGs

Barth has been perfect on all of his kicks this season, including nine field goals and seven extra points. He even hit a 57-yarder in Week 4. He's someone to consider as a bye-week replacement in fantasy.

DEFENSE

2 INTs, 3 Sacks

The Buccaneers' defense has been erratic so far this season, and it doesn't force enough turnovers or make enough sacks to warrant starting in most leagues. The Chiefs could be in trouble, though, with Matt Cassel's head injury forcing Brady Quinn under center. If Quinn plays, the Bucs could be a D/ST to consider as a bye-week replacement.

 
 
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